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EndNote X7.7: Insert and edit citations

Referencing software

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This page tells you how to:

  • insert a new citation
  • edit in-text citations
  • remove citations

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Using PowerPoint

FYI:  Using EndNote with PowerPoint is not currently available for use with Macs

Inserting a new citation

Inserting citations into your Word document:

Using Insert Citation within EndNote

Place the cursor in the Word document where you want to insert the citation. Go to EndNote and highlight the reference you want to insert into your document. Click on the Citations icon  .  Your document will show an in-text citation and a corresponding entry in the bibliography.

 

Using Insert Citation within Word

When you open a Word document and you will see the floating EndNote X7 toolbar. If this toolbar does not appear click on View\Toolbars\EndNote X7.

In EndNote highlight the reference you want to insert into your document. In your Word document, place the cursor where you want to insert the citation.

In Word from the floating toolbar select Insert Citation(s)...from the Citations drop down menu.

Your document will show an in-text citation and a corresponding entry in the bibliography.


 

Using Find Citation within Word

Place the cursor in the document where you want to insert the citation. Click on the magnifying glass icon  . Type a keyword or author name in the search box and press enter. From the list of results that appear, highlight the record you wish to insert. Click on the drop down arrow beside Insert and select your preferred option.

  • Insert - (Reid 1988)
  • Insert & Display as: Author (Year) - Reid (1998)
  • Insert & Exclude Author- (1998)
  • Insert & Exclude Year- (Reid)
  • Insert in Bibliography Only - the reference will only appear in the bibliography and not as an in-text citation). 

Your document will show an in-text citation and corresponding entry in the bibliography.  

To move back to your library click on  on the toolbar.

Editing in-text citations

Select your required citation, it will now be greyed out. Click on the Citations drop down arrow and choose Edit & Manage Citations(s)...

To add page numbers (according to your referencing style) enter the details in the suffix box, for example p.25. 

To remove a citation highlight it and click Citations then Edit & Manage Citation(s). Use the drop down arrow next to the highlighted reference and choose Remove Citation. Click OK.